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[UNCOVERED] This Silent Threat Is KILLING Seniors

Most of you readers are already pretty good about taking care of yourselves.

You recognize when something’s wrong and you pay attention to it.

Whether it’s that ache in your back, or you’re feeling tired more often… you do the same thing: seek out a solution.

Sometimes, however, the problem is subtler than that… and by the time you notice it, it could be too late.

Now, a new study has uncovered this silent threat is killing seniors.

Here’s everything you need to know.

I’m talking about social isolation.

While everyone can feel lonely at times, seniors are especially vulnerable to social isolation.

See, life changes as you age.

You no longer have kids running around the house, you’ve retired from your job, maybe you’ve lost your spouse, or your friends have all moved away.

And now it seems that this kind of isolation can come at a cost.

In a new study, researchers from Yale University compared how ICU patients fared after discharge if they were socially isolated.

Their study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, found that socially isolated older adult ICU patients were three to five times more likely to die compared to folks who had close friend and family ties.

And those who did survive were at an increased risk of disability.

Being alone makes such an impact on early death in seniors that it’s comparable to smoking, heavy drinking, and being overweight.

While fixing loneliness is not easy, there are some things you can do.

· Fill your house with music. While television is the companion most people choose, try spending some time listing to music you love. Research from Johns Hopkins University has showed that listening to music can help keep your brain healthy.

· Stay connected any way you can. There have never been more ways to connect with other people than there are today! My 89-year-old father recently got on Facebook to stay in touch with his grandkids. Take advantage of the many online ways to see and talk to family and friends.

· Make the most of interactions. Most people feel more satisfied with deep and meaningful connection. This means sharing your emotions, personal experiences, and asking questions to get people to talk about themselves.

· Get outside. There’s something about getting outside of your house that makes people feel less alone and more connected to the world. Try walking the loop at your local park or taking a morning walk around your neighborhood.

· Consider a pet. There’s nothing like the love of a pet. If you’re fond of animals, a pet can be a great way to have a meaningful connection.

· Check your community center. Many community centers offer safe activities for seniors, including outdoor classes like tai chi and bird-watching, as well as book groups and bingo night.

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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